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Waxing New NS Raptor

Base clean, hot scrape, or just slap it on and go?

Not sure if the factory wax will interfere with a good wax job? Want to treat my new baby right. It's still in plastic at the moment...

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Factory was is usually pretty awful. I wax mine as normal and carry on.
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i didnt bother waxing for its first trip to Blue Mtn, but i may ask my brother for a touch up before Stratton on Sunday..
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factory wax, as well as being brutal for slide, is usually applied in quite a thin coat... just wipe er down with some citrus solvent and wax er up with some good stuff
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Base clean, hot scrape, or just slap it on and go?

Not sure if the factory wax will interfere with a good wax job? Want to treat my new baby right. It's still in plastic at the moment...

Thoughts?

Go over it. Or hot scrape it...All depends how much you enjoy the ritual.

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Yeah, I'm thinking base cleaner then wax... Gonna go wax it up and slap my Formulas on it tonight. STOKED!

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NS uses Saucer Wax which is actually pretty good stuff.

I wouldn't bother with base cleaner since it isn't dirty. Just wax and go....or just go and wax later
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Good point...

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NS uses Saucer Wax which is actually pretty good stuff.

I wouldn't bother with base cleaner since it isn't dirty. Just wax and go....or just go and wax later
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NS uses Saucer Wax which is actually pretty good stuff.

I wouldn't bother with base cleaner since it isn't dirty. Just wax and go....or just go and wax later
that's what i usually do
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I left the factory wax on for the first day and the board felt sticky not even halfway through the day. Just wanted to see if the rumors were true and they are. Factory wax is good for maybe the first few runs.
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